As some of you may have seen from my post a few weeks back, Keeley and I launched a new service on January 1st called TheWorkout.Today.
It's really simple: A free email each morning (except Sundays) with 1 bodyweight workout that takes 29 minutes or less.
On Saturdays, instead of a typical workout, we send "The Weekend Wind Down" which is more focused on rest and rejuvenation for the body and mind.
We sent out The Weekend Wind Down to our subscribers yesterday, and I thought it was something that my personal list would enjoy as well, so I've decided to reshare it here.
I hope you enjoy. And if you're interested in signing up for TheWorkout.Today, you can do so easily at .... TheWorkout.Today.
The Weekend Wind Down
Take 4 minutes to watch this video:
Just like life, fitness has no destination.
There is no place to be.
There is no end goal.
There will never be a day when you wake up and say "Well now I'm fit! I've arrived! I no longer need to workout."
So if there is no "end" in the long run, what does that say about the short run? Why do we focus so much on finishing our workouts, rather than doing our workouts? Rather than being our workouts. (If this is starting to sound a little too woo-woo for your taste, just smile, nod, and keep reading.)
Just as a composer “doesn’t make the end of the composition the point of the composition" and just as anyone who has ever danced knows that "the whole point of the dancing is the dance," the more we can make moving our bodies about moving our bodies and less about finishing moving our bodies, the more joyful and easy our movements will become.
This weekend: Spend 5 minutes moving your body however you want.
You could run, you could skip, you could throw on some tunes and dance, you could stretch, or do a 5 minute headstand, or burpee broad jumps all the way around the block, or cartwheels in your yard, or improvisational walking.
But however it is you choose to move, simply move for movements sake.
There is no goal. There is no place to be.
The Weekend Wind Down was originally written for and shared with subscribers of TheWorkout.Today.